Fallout, the Award-Winning Short Film By UAT Digital Video


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Here is a bit of glorious geeky goodness. I’ve recently become a fan of the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Arizona, and of all the really cool stuff they’re doing over there. (For example, click here to see my previous post showing a trailer for the Mass Effect prequel Red Sand, a high-quality fan film they are currently producing.)

Today I stumbled across Fallout, a short film they produced last year, which has since won several awards, including Best Arizona Short at the 2011 Phoenix Film Festival. Fallout, which is no relation to the video game series, is described as:

Set in a future where a cataclysmic war is waged daily on American soil, “Fallout” focuses on the investigation into a failed mission by a Department of Homeland Security counterterrorism team to stop a group of terrorists with a suitcase nuke in the ruins of Phoenix, Arizona. A military investigator examines for evidence of betrayal — via questioning and a brutal holographic memory extraction process — though he may have his own agenda. An epic science fiction action thriller inspired by “24,” “Stargate SG-1,” “The Wire,” and “Minority Report,” “Fallout” was shot entirely on greenscreen and was produced by the students and faculty of the University of Advancing Technology’s Digital Video Program. 31 students worked on this project for more than a year.

And now, with no further ado, I bring you Fallout.

And now for the extras. I thought this was absolutely fascinating — a split-screen video showing real-time (greenscreen) video shots in one screen and the finished video in the other. I love seeing how the movie was created, how it looked before and after the editing. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Is that great or what?

You can find the UAT Digital Video web site here: http://majors.uat.edu/Digital-Video/

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